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Generation Next - Kyle Julius Hates to Lose

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Mar 04, 2011

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Sinking the winning shot at the buzzer as the crowed roared was Kyle Julius’ basketball dream while growing up in Chicago. His hero, Michael Jordan, made it look all too easy, so why couldn’t he do the same? Thus, Julius lived, ate, drank, and slept basketball. By the end of his high-school career, a number of major universities came knocking to recruit him. But by then, the competitive fire in his belly had switched targets, and he nurtured a new dream, conquering the game of poker. At the beginning, the biggest asset that Julius possessed was the skill to learn from his mistakes and put a lid on his ego. He learned poker by playing the game, without assistance from books or training videos, or tips from forum junkies. He observed what worked and what didn’t work, one hand at a time. That simple approach brought him success, beyond his ...


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